Family Law

Recent Posts in the Family Law Category

  • Kim Schnuelle Appointed Family Law Commissioner Pro Tempore

    Kim Schnuelle Appointed Family Law Commissioner Pro Tempore We would like to congratulate Kim Schnuelle for her appointment as Commissioner Pro Tempore in the King County Superior Court, Family Law Motions Calendar. As a Commissioner Pro Tempore, Kim Schnuelle will be called to preside over matters in Family Court when a sitting Commissioner is unavailable. Candidates for Commissioner Pro Tempore are chosen based on their experience and knowledge, as well as their ability to: objectively identify, analyze and interpret legal issues, principles and arguments; exercise appropriate ...
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  • 7 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

    7 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America Congratulations to the following family law attorneys distinguished in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019: Marc T. Christianson , Of Counsel Janet A. George , Of Counsel Jeffrey S. Matthews , Partner Elizabeth A. Michelson , Of Counsel Laura Sell , Law Practice Managing Partner David B. Starks , Partner Gordon W. Wilcox , Of Counsel Several of McKinley Irvin’s listed attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers for many years, including Gordon Wilcox (since 1987), Elizabeth Michelson (since 1999), and Marc Christianson ...
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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Parental Custody

    Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Parental Custody In the state of Washington, non-parental custody is only granted in special circumstances. Understanding the circumstances that allow for non-parental custody and visitation can be difficult and exercising certain rights as a guardian or grandparent can also be tricky. To better explain the full scope of non-parental custody rights in Washington state, we’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions on the subject. Q: What is non-parental custody? A: Non-parental custody (also called third party custody) is when ...
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  • Family Law Attorneys Jennifer Coombs and Brian Edwards Join McKinley Irvin

    We are pleased to announce that family law attorneys Jennifer Coombs and Brian Edwards have joined McKinley Irvin. Our new team members bring unique talents to McKinley Irvin and the clients we serve. Jennifer Coombs has over 20 years of experience in Snohomish County in family law, juvenile dependency matters, and civil litigation. Coombs is well known for her knowledge and skill in matters involving parenting plans and non-parental custody issues. She will represent clients at our Everett office. Brian Edwards focuses his ...
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  • Two New Attorneys Join MI Vancouver Office

    Two New Attorneys Join MI Vancouver Office We are pleased to announce that Vancouver family law attorneys Lisa Martin and Lisa Ward have joined the firm. Our new team members bring a diverse range of experience to McKinley Irvin – and a fierce dedication to helping families in the Vancouver community. Lisa E. Martin, Senior Attorney , has over 20 years of family law practice experience in both Washington and Oregon. She is well known for her knowledge and skill in divorce matters that involve high assets and other complex divorce and family law issues. Lisa M. Ward, ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Gets High Marks in U.S. News "Best Law Firms"

    McKinley Irvin Gets High Marks in U.S. News McKinley Irvin has been named in 2018 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News–Best Lawyers in two major metropolitan areas For the seventh consecutive year, McKinley Irvin has received a "Best Law Firms" Tier 1 Ranking in the practice of Family Law for the Seattle metropolitan area. This year, we also achieved a Tier 2 Ranking in Family Law for the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. What it means to be named in "Best Law Firms" To be eligible for a U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" ranking, a firm must have one or more ...
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  • Common Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples

    Common Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples Marriage equality may have felt like a big leap and in many ways, it was, but we still have a long way to go before same-sex couples enjoy true legal equality in family matters. Just like any other couple, same sex-couples often wish to get married, start families, and live their lives with a healthy dose of peace and happiness. Unfortunately, certain legal issues and long-standing prejudice can stand in the way of family life for the LGBT community. Some of the more common family law issues for same-sex couples include: ...
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  • Jamie Walker Named Partner at McKinley Irvin

    Jamie Walker Named Partner at McKinley Irvin We are thrilled to announce that Jamie Walker has been named a partner at McKinley Irvin. “This promotion is the well-deserved result of Jamie’s meticulous and persistent advocacy for each client she represents,” said Sands McKinley, co-founder of McKinley Irvin. “She is an outstanding litigator and is respected by clients and attorneys alike for her ability to get results for our clients in and out of court. We are extremely proud of her accomplishments and look forward to working with her as partner.” As partner, Jamie ...
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